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Robert J. Flaherty; Zoltan KordaElephant Boy (1937)

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Rudyard Kipling's short story "Toomai of the Elephants" comes to life in this exciting little movie from Sir Alexander Korda.
The original material has been embroidered upon, but the changes from Kipling, who had died in 1936, actually give the slight tale more punch without destroying its integrity.
Location shooting, personally granted by the Maharaja of Mysore on his private lands, gives a veracity to the film which no studio back lot could equal.
In the title role, 13 year old, Sabu Dastagir in his film debut plays a young Elephant Boy who dreams of becoming a hunter like his father, grandfather and great-grandfather.


This movie is part of the collection: Feature Films

Director: Robert J. Flaherty; Zoltan Korda
Producer: Alexander Korda
Production Company: London Film Productions
Audio/Visual: sound, black & white
Keywords: Adventure; Drama; Sabu Dastagir
Contact Information: www.k-otic.com

Creative Commons license: Public Domain


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Reviewer: Robert B. Livingston - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - June 30, 2012
Subject: Charming, old fashioned film about a boy and the elephant he loves


This is simply a wonderful film which should be on any good "Best Films at the Internet Archive" list.

There are many astonishing scenes of elephants in India, and the little boy, Sabu, is charming.

Reviewer: The Bridge - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - May 14, 2012
Subject: Good movie
Saw this about three times, when it first came out I was enthralled with it. Sabu had me walking and riding along with him every inch of the way. Nice story, put a dog in place of the elephant, and you have a boy and his dog. Take a look at it, I think you will probably enjoy it.